I call BFS on the response from the fraternity in question. I’m sick to death of people (corporations) mouthing off about something or doing something that they KNOW is offensive, then backpedaling when… OMG someone is offended. This article begins with this statement:
The Louisiana State University chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon will end its “rich tradition” of hanging offensive game day banners…
If you tout it as a rich tradition it’s clearly one you’re proud of, then be men enough to admit you know that your banner is offensive and you really don’t give a flying fuck. Instead we get this from a letter from the bros to the LSU President and Chancellor:
It was never any member of our fraternity’s intention to offend others.
Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit. You enjoy being offensive so own up to it.
I sincerely hope that each member of that fraternity has to deal with being offended by someone or something in their lives to know how it feels. But I’m guessing they’re too insensitive and wouldn’t realize it if someone were trying to offend them on purpose.
You can see the offensive “banner” on the link below to the Huffington Post’s story.
Do they really think that taking their “fight” global will make things change here? I think foreign countries are far more accepting of LGBT than we are here in the US.
Starting in 2012, the leader of the most prominent American anti-gay marriage organization unexpectedly began adding a ton of stamps to his passport.
As federal judges struck down gay marriage bans left and right at home, National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown appeared at meetings and marches for various anti-gay rights causes in France, Trinidad and Tobago, Russia and Australia — a surprising uptick in travel for the stateside activist. The result: In June, Brown’s group began discussing rebranding itself as the International Organization for Marriage, according to materials from a “March for Marriage” meeting in Washington, D.C.
It’s sad that people resort to violence when they don’t agree with something. That’s probably why I avoid talking about most things.
A 27-year-old German participating in an LGBT rights conference in the Serbian capital Belgrade is in critical condition following a beating on Saturday, the Associated Press reported.
Three men have been arrested in connection with the attack. The victim, whose name has not been released, was hospitalized with a serious head injury.
It is not immediately clear whether the attackers were motivated by anti-LGBT violence or xenophobia. A Serbian LGBT rights activist told the AP that the attackers shouted, “We don’t want foreigners in Belgrade!” while beating him with an ashtray.
Hello Lovelies! I have to say that this is the most beautiful story I’ve read in a while and I’m struggling not to cry. These women waited 72 years to marry. What a beautiful thing!!! A photo of these lovely women is on the link.
Boyack, 91, and Dubes, 90, held hands during the intimate ceremony, during which Rev. Linda Hunsaker reportedly told the couple, “This is a celebration of something that should have happened a very long time ago.”
Friend Jerry Yeast agreed, telling the Times: “I’ve known these two women all my life, and I can tell you, they are special. This is a very special day for all of us.”
I would like to thank Judge Martin L.C. Feldman for keeping Louisiana in the Dark Ages. You are a credit to the bench on which you rest your sorry ass. If there wasn’t already a reason for me wanting out of this hell hole, I’d have the perfect reason in this decision. Thanks, man!
NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge here upheld the state’s ban on same-sex marriage on Wednesday, going against what had been a unanimous trend of federal court decisions striking down such bans since the Supreme Court ruled on the matter last year.
In his ruling, Judge Martin L. C. Feldman of Federal District Court said that the regulation of marriage was left up to the states and the democratic process; that no fundamental right was being violated by the ban; and that Louisiana had a “legitimate interest … whether obsolete in the opinion of some, or not, in the opinion of others … in linking children to an intact family formed by their two biological parents.”
That this ruling ran counter to a wave of other federal decisions across the country in recent months was immediately noted by opponents of the ban.
I know I posted about this initially back in the Spring since Michael is the first openly gay NFL player, but I haven’t posted since, though I’ve been following the story. I am a fan of football, just not a fanatic. I don’t play fantasy football nor do I leave my television on ESPN all season long. lol
For those who don’t know, Mr Sam was picked during the draft by the St Louis Rams. He was cut from their roster last Saturday as the teams are allowed only a certain number of players. He wasn’t picked up for their ten man practice squad. Some people believe it is due to the NFL’s homophobia while teams are defending themselves claiming it is that they don’t want the media hype that he brings to the team.
Seems the Dallas Cowboys are willing to take the media risk.
Michael Sam, the first out gay player drafted into the NFL, is poised to sign with the Dallas Cowboys, according to multiple reports.
Sam will be brought to Dallas for a physical on Wednesday and then likely assigned to the Cowboys’ practice squad, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Cyd Zeigler of OutSports.
Sam was cut by the St. Louis Rams, the team that drafted him, on Saturday afternoon and was passed over by the remaining 31 NFL teams over the weekend. He became a free agent when no team signed him to its practice squad.
Hello Lovelies! If any of you are in NYC next March and want to participate in the St Patrick’s Day parade, rest assured you will be welcome now.
In a statement to the Associated Press, the parade committee said that OUT@NBCUniversal — the employee resource group of LGBT & Straight Ally employees at NBCUniversal, the company that broadcasts the parade — would be participating in the parade on March 17, 2015, under an identifying banner.
According to the statement, parade directors voted unanimously to include the group and that the parade was “remaining loyal to church teachings.” They told AP that the “change of tone and expanded inclusiveness is a gesture of goodwill to the LGBT community in our continuing effort to keep the parade above politics.”
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who is to be the parade’s grand marshal next year, was “very supportive” of the change.